VMware SRM 5 & EMC² PowerPath/VE 5.7

Some month ago I run into a problem with EMC PowerPath/VE 5.7 and VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.  After I successfully performed some test failover the cleanup process stuck by fact a single host couldn´t finish the rescan process during detaching the datastores. This lead into serious problems with the affected host. It became unavailable […]

vSphere 5.1: The new Web-Client

Without a doubt one of the biggest changes  with the new vSphere 5.1 release is the changeover to the web-client. Even if the “old” Windows-client still exists, the web-client is now seen as the new main-interface. Last year VMware released the first version of the web-client together with vSphere 5.0. In this version it wasn´t […]

vSphere 5.1: Getting started with vSphere Replication 5.1

With the release of vSphere 5.1 today VMware integrated vSphere Replication into the basic product, without the need of buying any separate license. Only with the Essential Kit you will not have access to it. Last year vSphere Replication was released and already build into vSphere 5.0, but you needed to buy VMware Site Recovery […]

vSphere 5.1: Quick Start with nested Lab-Environment

You surely noted that vSphere 5.1 got released some hours ago 🙂 If you now want to get it installed as fast as possible a nested lab will be the best choice! To get started of course you first need to download the new files, which you will find here. Make sure you download ESXi […]

How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 2

The second post of this series shows you how to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for the use with VMware vCenter Server. How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 1 How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 2 << 1.) After you installed the […]

VMworld 2012: Interview with Oracle about Licensing

On the VMworld 2012 Eric Sloof did a very interesting interview with Richard Garsthagen (Director of Cloud Business Development EMEA for Oracle) about licensing of Oracle databases running on vSphere. By fact Oracle is quite unreasonable about changing there licensing policies for non-Oracle hypervisors, this topic always gets a lot attention and many people are annoyed […]

VMworld 2012: Watch the TOP 10 Sessions

VMware just announced the TOP 10 Sessions from VMworld 2012, which got voted by the attendees. The great thing is, that you can now watch a recording of these sessions.   NET2207: VMware vSphere Distributed Switch—Technical Deep Dive   STO2980: VMware vSphere 5 Storage Best Practices   VSP1168: Architecting a Cloud Infrastructure   VSP1800: vSphere Performance […]

VMworld 2012: VMware announced 8 new certifications !

VMware just announced 8 !!! new certifications during the start of VMworld 2012. Here you can see the new certification roadmap: VMware also updated the MyLearn website, take a look to get more information http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/   I really hope VMware will put a lot of effort into the certification processes and increase the certification team. […]

VMworld 2012: vSphere 5.1 & vCloud Director 5.1 Announcements

The keynote of the VMworld 2012 issn´t finished jet but there have been already countless new accnounments about vSphere and vCloud Director. Here you find a short summary:   vSphere 5.1 -The vRAM licensing police got dropped -A single VM supports now up to 64 vCPUs -1 million IOPS per VM -New VM Hardware Version […]

How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 1

In this post I provide a step by step installation guide for MS SQL Server 2008 R2, which provides a database for VMware vCenter. This guide also applies for other VMware products like Site Recovery Manager (SRM), VMware Update Manager (VUM) etc., which requires a database. During the next days a second post will follow […]